Sunday, July 28, 2013
Sending another weekend mash-up out into the internet abyss in very random order because who really cares anyways?
As our "contractor/painter/random handy man" has at least 2 other jobs that we know of he was only able to come today to finish the rest of the work we gave him money to do on our house, which means I am typing this with a strange man standing outside the window painting something. It also meant a solo trip to la park with the girls to get some fresh air and escape the confines of our very small house with strange men walking around.
I had the girls matching and me and Lucy coordinating with the hope of getting a cute picture with them. It's never going to happen.
Me and Lucy snapped some selfies in a desperate attempt on my part to find anything for her to do other than eat tree bark and nasty pre-worn and discarded hair bands on the park ground while the girls played. I was so pleased with how well Naomi and Bernadette played together. They stuck together the whole time and at one point I saw them find each other and embrace an run off holding hands. Sometimes they are the best.
I don't buy organic food because we just don't have money to spend on it but I was at the store getting shortening yesterday and decided to splurge on the organic stuff because 1) shortening already freaks me out because, um look at it and 2) it is one of those things I rarely ever use and so it lasts us soooo long, a year maybe? and 3) it always has a really distinct, not necessarily good, flavor to me when I eat it so I thought not getting the most generic kind might serve me well. And it did. I got this brand:
And made these little fruit hand pies with it and the crust was kind of amazing. I recommend the shortening and the recipe.
I am making this Pad Thai recipe sans shrimp tonight to be eaten sans girls who will be in bed sleeping or not and I can scarcely contain my excitement. I loooove Pad Thai oh so much and love kidless dinners every once and a while a little bit too much.
We went a'bowling again yesterday at theeee shadiest little bowling alley that had free bowling and free rentals and free soda for anyone who printed off a coupon and I think the Dude would have been proud. Not of me or my bowling abilities because I just beat Naomi, but just of the general exposure of the girls to the game.
What do you think, Jessie?
And sandwiched between all of it was a seriously stellar Mass experience this morning and I would reward all three girls with A++++'s all around and lots of treats given for the good behavior.
Way to go to everyone who joined Jen in her 7 days of blogging challenge, it was so much fun to read everyone's posts and to join in with you all. Wishing you and yours a fabulous Sunday.